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Brigham Young University-Hawaii is located in Laie, on the northern portion of the island of Oahu. BYUH was established by missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints who had set out to establish missions in Polynesia. As the mission grew, a purchase was made of a plantation in Laiewai and Laiemalo that gave the church the necessary acreage to further its mission and establish a school. Over time the school grew and went through various iterations until it was declared the Hawaii campus of Bringham Young University in 1974. BYU-Hawaii stresses academic excellence and religious values, mixing secular and spiritual educations to ensure students become well rounded individuals.
BYUH offers bachelor's programs for a variety of majors, and stresses the importance of academic excellence. BYUH was ranked 23rd best school in the western region by U.S. News and World Report, the only school in Hawaii to do so.
Programs offered at BYUH include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
BYUH uses test scores, GPA and personal factors to determine whether a student is right for their school. Those wishing to apply should have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA and either a 25 or better on the ACT test or 1130 on the SAT. Applications should be filled out and sent by the given deadline and arrangements made for any transcripts or test scores to be delivered. Applications will not be reviewed until all documents are received.
Financial aid is available to students at BYUH. Interested students should visit the Office of Financial Aid and Student Accounts as well as fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Members of the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints will receive a discount in tuition as it 70% of the fees will be covered by the church.
BYUH participates in NCAA Division II athletic competitions. The teams are known as the Seasiders. BYUH has received 19 titles in different sports.
- Dance Team
- Cross Country
- Soft Ball
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students Brigham Young University – Hawaii accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting into BYUH.
Admission Requirements & Recommendations
- High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
- High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
- Letters of Recommendation are Required
- SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
- TOEFL for ESL Students are Required
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||21 - 27|
|ACT ® Math||20 - 26|
|ACT ® Composite Score||21 - 26|
Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into BYUH
The chances for admission at Brigham Young University – Hawaii can be seen in the table below.
|Granted Admissions||960 (36%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||516 (54%)|
Total enrollment at Brigham Young University – Hawaii is around 2,800 students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $4,900-$5,900 for both state residents and nonresidents
- For part-time students, charges are between $310-$370 per unit
- Room and board is estimated to cost around $6,300
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||68%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||55%||$1,898|
|Receiving Student Loans||21%||$2,548|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 4.5%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Brigham Young University – Hawaii may provide student services like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
BYUH has an overall graduation rate which is close to 47%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||28%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||7%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||10%|
BYUH is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Basketball (Pacific West Conference)
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2008-2013. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Brigham Young University – Hawaii for official up-to-date information.